With two littles running around and a house that often looks like a tornado went through it, it is very easy for me to get wrapped up in the kids and cleaning, as a consequence I don’t take the time for just my wonderful husband and I. But I believe that it is very important for us to make time for each other! Before saying “We don’t have time, money, ect. for dates.” We understand that it is not always easy to get away for a date night out. We moved to a different corner of the world away from all our friends several months ago, and have yet to meet anyone we are comfortable with watching our kids. Since then we have learned to appreciate what we call “mini dates.”
Here’s some ideas!
Yesterday was the day that my wonderful husband and I shared our first kiss 5 years ago so we celebrated! I bought him a “kissing gift.” It included chocolate kisses, chap-stick, the mints he used to buy, and a card. Later that night we got both the kids to sleep at the same time! It was amazing! So we poured two glasses of wine, sat outside on our front step, (with the door cracked so we could hear if the little woke!) and we just talked. It was so relaxing!
“Go out” for ice cream – Again we got the kids to bed at the same time and we got dressed up, scooped ourselves some ice cream, again went outside to talk over ice cream.
Game night – Turn off the tv, turn on some music and play some board games! Our favorites are Blokus, Yahtzee, and Battleship!
Dancing – We have a playlist on Spotify just for moments that we feel like dancing together! This can be done any time and it’s one of my favorites!
Dinner for two – Do a late dinner for the two of you after the kids go to bed! It can be anything! It doesn’t have to be fancy! Sometimes it’s just nice to eat without having to share your food! We often (probably too often) just order in pizza for the two of us! But we also enjoy making dinner together other nights.
Go simple – Have you ever gone out with the family and when you get home the kids are all sleeping in the back seat? Well make the most of it! Some days this is when we have our best uninterrupted conversations and *gasp* kisses!
I know what you’re thinking! So cheesy! But I happen to like cheesy! ….Cheese is good… Any ways! The point is make time for you and your spouse even if it feels silly. Sometimes the silliness triggers some much needed laughter! Just enjoy each other even if it is only for a few minutes! I would rather have a messy house than a messy marriage!
If you have any “mini date” ideas we would love to hear them!